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For longest durations in the programme, see Longest running characters.

This page details the top 100 appearances by character in the programme's history, up to Episode 10482 (16th November 2021).

Note: '#' in the "Year of Departure" column indicates that the character is still current.

- Character Year of debut Year of departure Number of appearances
1 Ken Barlow 1960 # 4660
2 Gail Rodwell 1974 # 4415
3 Rita Tanner 1964 # 3838
4 Sally Metcalfe 1986 # 3495
5 Steve McDonald 1989 # 3410
6 Deirdre Barlow 1972 2014 3341
7 Emily Bishop 1961 2019 3297
8 Kevin Webster 1983 # 3257
9 Audrey Roberts 1979 # 3214
10 Betty Williams 1969 2011 2733
11 David Platt 1990 # 2684
12 Liz McDonald 1989 2020 2405
13 Roy Cropper 1995 # 2375
14 Mike Baldwin 1976 2006 2348
15 Leanne Battersby 1997 # 2346
16 Tracy McDonald 1977 # 2324
17 Vera Duckworth 1974 2010 2275
18 Tyrone Dobbs 1998 # 2236
19 Fiz Stape 2001 # 2193
20 Eileen Grimshaw 2000 # 2185
21 Sarah Barlow 1987 # 2181
22 Nick Tilsley 1981 # 2164
23 Jack Duckworth 1979 2010 2087
24 Bet Lynch 1966 2003 1976
25 Mavis Wilton 1971 1997 1787
26 Sean Tully 2003 # 1786
27 Maria Connor 2000 # 1785
28 Dev Alahan 1999 # 1781
29 Alf Roberts 1961 1999 1776
30 Len Fairclough 1961 1983 1765
31 Annie Walker 1960 1983 1726
32 Peter Barlow 1965 # 1691
33 Norris Cole 1994 2020 1648
34 Martin Platt 1985 2018 1641
35 Michelle Connor 2006 2019 1638
36 Hilda Ogden 1964 1987 1614
37 Carla Barlow 2006 # 1613
38 Elsie Tanner 1960 1984 1607
39 Curly Watts 1983 2003 1562
40 Janice Battersby 1997 2011 1553
41 Sophie Webster 1994 2019 1550
42 Jason Grimshaw 2000 2016 1499
43 Kirk Sutherland 2000 # 1449
44 Hayley Cropper 1998 2014 1436
45 Rosie Webster 1990 2018 1359
46 Chesney Brown 2003 # 1305
47 Albert Tatlock 1960 1984 1304
48 Ashley Peacock 1995 2010 1271
49 Stan Ogden 1964 1984 1224
50 Jim McDonald 1989 2018 1167
51 Ivy Brennan 1971 1994 1166
52 Ena Sharples 1960 1980 1141
53 Gary Windass 2008 # 1135
54 Alma Halliwell 1981 2001 1132
55 Toyah Battersby 1997 # 1080
56 Fred Elliott 1994 2006 1063
57 Anna Windass 2008 2018 1056
58 Les Battersby-Brown 1997 2007 1019
59 Minnie Caldwell 1960 1976 986
60 Percy Sugden 1983 1997 980
61 Lloyd Mullaney 2005 2015 946
62 Todd Grimshaw 2001 # 931
63 Tim Metcalfe 2013 # 906
64 Jenny Connor 1986 # 896
65 Bethany Platt 2000 2020 873
66 Tina McIntyre 2008 2014 860
67 Mary Taylor 2008 # 858
68 Alec Gilroy 1972 1998 850
69 Blanche Hunt 1974 2009 844
70 Amy Barlow 2004 # 799
70 Ray Langton 1966 2005 799
72 Jack Walker 1960 1970 795
73 Beth Sutherland 2011 # 778
74 Simon Barlow 2003 # 776
75 Des Barnes 1990 1998 772
76 Eva Price 2011 2018 766
77 Shelley Unwin 2001 2006 759
78 Izzy Armstrong 2010 # 751
79 Sunita Alahan 2001 2013 750
80 Lucille Hewitt 1960 1974 748
81 Don Brennan 1987 1997 734
82 Derek Wilton 1976 1997 725
83 Becky McDonald 2005 2012 704
84 Adam Barlow 2001 # 678
85 Dennis Tanner 1960 2014 673
86 Claire Peacock 2003 2011 669
87 Julie Carp 2008 2015 663
87 Maxine Peacock 1995 2003 663
89 Jerry Booth 1962 1975 651
90 Valerie Barlow 1961 1971 631
91 Ryan Connor 2006 # 628
92 Daniel Osbourne 1995 # 622
93 Faye Windass 2011 # 617
94 Kylie Platt 2010 2016 616
95 Andy McDonald 1989 2009 610
96 Alya Nazir 2014 # 602
97 Billy Mayhew 2014 # 572
98 Sinead Osbourne 2013 2020 570
99 Fred Gee 1975 1984 561
100 Johnny Connor 2015 2021 558
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